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One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
     

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Director: Milos Forman

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield

 

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With an insane asylum standing in for everyday society, Milos Forman's 1975 film adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel is a comically sharp indictment of the Establishment urge to conform. Playing crazy to avoid prison work detail, manic free spirit Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) is sent to the state mental hospital for evaluation. There he encounters a motley crew of

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With an insane asylum standing in for everyday society, Milos Forman's 1975 film adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel is a comically sharp indictment of the Establishment urge to conform. Playing crazy to avoid prison work detail, manic free spirit Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) is sent to the state mental hospital for evaluation. There he encounters a motley crew of mostly voluntary inmates, including cowed mama's boy Billy (Brad Dourif) and silent Native American Chief Bromden (Will Sampson), presided over by the icy Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher). Ratched and McMurphy recognize that each is the other's worst enemy: an authority figure who equates sanity with correct behavior, and a misfit who is charismatic enough to dismantle the system simply by living as he pleases. McMurphy proceeds to instigate group insurrections large and small, ranging from a restorative basketball game to an unfettered afternoon boat trip and a tragic after-hours party with hookers and booze. Nurse Ratched, however, has the machinery of power on her side to ensure that McMurphy will not defeat her. Still, McMurphy's message to live free or die is ultimately not lost on one inmate, revealing that escape is still possible even from the most oppressive conditions.

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All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
Milos Forman had proven his talent for astute social comedy in such earlier Czech films as Loves of a Blonde (1965) and The Firemen's Ball (1967), and his adept treatment of Cuckoo's Nest's metaphorically loaded conflict fulfilled the promise of an immigrant observer of American culture indicated in his first U.S. feature, Taking Off (1971). Shot on location at the Oregon State Hospital, and visually imprisoning the characters in tightly framed compositions, Haskell Wexler's and Bill Butler's cinematography underlines the psychological as well as physical confinement dogging the patients. The restrained, soft-spoken control of Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched contrasts with the thoughtful vigor of Jack Nicholson's McMurphy, further emphasizing both the need to revolt and the difficulty in doing so posed by such consistent, quiet, internalized power. For a culture battered by the chaotic rebellions of the late 1960s/early 1970s, and the serial failures of institutional authority culminating in Watergate and the fall of Saigon, Cuckoo's Nest's resigned yet hopeful portrayal of spirited non-conformity touched a nerve, turning it into one of the most popular films of 1975. The independently produced film became only the second film in history to sweep all five top Academy Awards, winning Best Picture for producers Saul Zaentz and 31-year-old Michael Douglas, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay for Lawrence Hauben's and Bo Goldman's adaptation of the Kesey novel. Shrewdly combining roustabout fervor and humor with an acknowledgement of society's different limits, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest effectively communicated the disillusionment of the waning counter-culture even as it optimistically asserted that one rebel could make a difference.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/15/2008
UPC:
0883929004171
Original Release:
1975
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
2:13:00

Special Features

Commentary by director Milos Forman and producers Michael Douglas and Saul Zaentz; The making of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Additional scenes; Theatrical trailer; 36-page digi-book including actor and director biographies, film trivia and more

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Nicholson Randle Patrick McMurphy
Louise Fletcher Nurse Mildred Ratched
William Redfield Harding
Dean R. Brooks Dr. John Spivey
Scatman Crothers Turkle Crothers
Danny DeVito Martini
William Duell Sefelt
Brad Dourif Billy Bibbit
Christopher Lloyd Taber
Will Sampson Chief Bromden
Vincent Schiavelli Frederickson
Delos V. Smith Scanlon
Marya Small Candy
Louisa Moritz Rose
Mimi Sarkisian Nurse Pilbow
Nathan George Attandant Washington
Alonzo Brown Miller
Phil Roth Woolsey
Michael Berryman Ellis
Peter Brocco Col. Matterson
Mwako Cumbuka Warren
Josip Elic Bancini
Lan Fendors Nurse Itsu
Sidney Lassick Charlie Cheswick
Dwight Marfield Ellsworth
Ted Markland Hap Arlich

Technical Credits
Milos Forman Director
Mark Berger Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Butler Cinematographer
Richard Chew Editor
Michael Douglas Producer
Jane Feinberg Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
Martin Fink Associate Producer
William A. Fraker Cinematographer
Bo Goldman Screenwriter
Lawrence Hauben Screenwriter
Lawrence O. Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Sheldon Kahn Editor
Lynzee Klingman Editor
Jack Nitzsche Score Composer
Edwin O'Donovan Art Director
Fred Phillips Makeup
Aggie Guerard Rodgers Costumes/Costume Designer
Irby Smith Asst. Director
Paul Sylbert Production Designer
Haskell Wexler Cinematographer
Saul Zaentz Producer

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One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This movie is awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A truly great movie, Jack Nicholson gives an outstanding performance. I have however never read the book. 
Brandonklimek45 5 months ago
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was produced in 1975 by Milos Forman. I thought the movie was pretty decent, however; I gave it a 2 out of 5 stars. One of the reasons that I gave the movie a two out of five stars is because of the book relation. I didn’t like how the book, and the film didn’t relate as much as I would of liked it to. There were some pretty major parts in the book that didn’t happen in the movie, and that really bothers me. I really like when I read a book, and then watch the movie and the events line up. It really bothers me when the book, and movie don’t line up. However; there was one reason why I gave this movie a two of five stars. That reason is because of the characters. The characters were very well thought out, and the actors who were playing those characters were very good at doing just that. My favorite character, as I’m sure is everyone else's, is McMurphy. The character McMurphy, played by Jack Nicholson, was in my opinion the best character in the book and the movie. I thought that McMurphy was a very well thought out, and very well played character. Bringing him into the scene of the mental hospital was a good fit, and that is because at first it seemed that he wasn’t that crazy and he was trying to avoid work. But then eventually you will find out that he is kind of mentally ill, and that he really does need to be in the mental institute. I thought that McMurphy was a really well thought out character. The last, and final reason that I gave the movie a two out of five stars is because of the plot. I didn’t really like how the plot of the movie was laid out. There were some parts in the plot that just didn’t make sense to me. I didn’t really understand the whole fishing scene, and that is a big reason in why I didn’t think the movie was that good. The whole movie was based around the mental hospital, and then all of a sudden they just throw in some random fishing trip into the mix. In conclusion I gave the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” a two out of five stars because the plot, and the connectability to the book didn’t make that much sense to me. But the characters were a total change of pace for me, and I really like how thought out they were.
Connelly_Brianna17 5 months ago
The 1975 movie, ¨One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest¨, produced by Milos Forman receives a 4 out of 5 due to the plot, connectability, and the characters in the film. The first criteria that I chose is the plot. There were key events that the film leaves out. The first scene left out was Cheswick does not commit suicide throughout the film but does in the novel. There are a few more small scenes that are missed throughout the film as well. Dr. Spivey did not attend the fishing trip and neither did Chief Bromden. Throughout the film, I thought that the producer did a good job portraying the scenes from the book to the movie. Throughout the film the scenes connect well with the book. Although, there were a few different scenes throughout, but other than that it connected. Also, I believe that the characters matched very well with each other when seeing them all act in the movie. Many characters outshined their role and a few stood out. One of the actors in the movie, Jack Nicholson, does a great job playing the character of R.P. McMurphy. Nicholson is a great fit for this character because he’s a perfect match to the character of McMurphy because of his personality. Some other actors that I felt matched the characters were, Will Sampson playing as Chief Bromden and Sydney Lassick as Cheswick. These characters also portrayed the role of their characters phenomenally.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I give the 1975 film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” produced by Milos Forman a 5/5 due to how the actors portrayed the roles that they were given very accurately. Secondly I really enjoyed how well the plot flowed together, there were a few things taken out that were in the book, but I don't think it changed much from the book. Lastly I really enjoy the ending, it leaves room for discussion on what actually happens in the end. The actors in this movie all very accurately depicted their book counterparts. Starting with Chief and McMurphy they may not seem like imagined at first but instantly grow on you as you root for their side. Billy, Cheswick, Martini, Taber, Harding, and Fredrickson are all very engaging characters which start out as afraid of the nurse until they realize that she dosen’t matter anymore. As soon as you see McMurphy show up to the ward you can tell that things are gonna change very soon. They were in a meeting and things were already being shook up. Then soon after they broke out and went on a fishing trip. The plot of the movie doesn't exactly line up with the movie, but it keeps all of the very important events present. Such as they took out Cheswick dieing, but they kept him in the story which I enjoyed having him in the rest of the story. Some people may not like the ending due to the fact how much it leaves out, but it also keeps in line with the book. I really enjoy how they set up the ending to, it wasn't a quick ending you saw it coming for a while, and I think they prepared you for it.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Milos Forman's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is a film that is very descriptive in how real people behave when they're placed in an environment like a mental institution.I think the movie tries to tell people to seek freedom. And it is difficult to make the dream to come true. But if you give up, the dream just is a dream that you will never achieve. You can achieve success only through your hard work and dedication to something you want really bad. McMurphy likes freedom, he overcome the difficult to get success. Whatever the ending, he is a worthy person for us to learn from. The movie want to tell us freedom dreams and hard work pay off in the long run. I liked the movie better because I couldn’t follow along with what was happening I needed to see it for myself to get a better picture in my mind.
Anonymous 5 months ago
The 1975 film “One flew over the cuckoo’s nest” by Milos Forman from the book they were not very similar. In the film “One flew over the cuckoo’s nest” I did not think that it followed the book very well. I mean most of the events that happened in both were similar but from the book to the movie. The one part that was not that similar was the party that they had at the end of the book and movie. I did not think that Chief picked up the heavy cabinet.
Anonymous 5 months ago
The 1975 movie version of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, produced by Milos Forman, should be rated 3 out of 5 because of the differences between key points throughout the book and movie. The biggest difference in my opinion would be the character Cheswick. In the book Cheswick felt abandoned by McMurphy when he started following Nurse Ratched’s rules. After confronting McMurphy about it he drowned himself in the hospital pool. While in the movie Cheswick never dies, and even drove the boat when they went on the fishing trip. The fishing trip differs in more than just Cheswick being on the boat. In the movie McMurphy steals a bus from the hospital and all the guys loaded up in it and went to the docks and basically stole a boat. In the book, the trip was planned, and people who wanted to go would sign up. When the day came for the trip only one of the supervisors showed up so the trip was almost cancelled. Then McMurphy was able to convince the Doctor to chaperone the trip so they would be able to go. In the book Chief goes on the fishing trip and talks which none of the guys even reacted. Chief as a character in the novel was very much described in detail. He was the narrator of the book, and described everything that was happening in his point of view. Which helped us get a view of what he was like. In the movie he was not the narrator or the main character. It is understandable that he was not because it is very hard to put a person's thoughts from a book into words in a movie. Even though there are differences between both book and movie the movie was good when it came to bringing a movie to life. I am proud of the people who were all involved in producing this film.
Lexy 5 months ago
The movie, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” produced by Milos Forman in 1975, I thought the movie was rated a four out of fives stars because the movie was close to the text, the actors did a good job portraying their characters, and the picture quality was excellent. Most of the important events from the book were shown in the movie which were shown in a way that included an abundance of details that were explained in the book. After McMurphy’s lobotomy, the movie helped me see how McMurphy was affected and why Chief did what he did for McMurphy. Both of these actors did a stupendous job portraying their characters. In fact, I thought all the actors did an excellent job acting out their characters. I thought William Redfield in particular did a fine job fulfilling his role as Mr. Harding. The way he acted and dressed really showed why he was in the ward. The picture quality for this movie was exceptional for being produced in 1975. The images were clear and astounding in clarity. After reading the book, I would definitely recommend watching the movie because it really portrays the book in a positive manner, hence, why I gave this movie a four star rating out of five.
Anonymous 5 months ago
In the movie “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” produced by Milos Forman in 1975 is rated as a 4 out of 5 because of the actors, and the ending of the movie In the movie many of the actors made the movie very realistic and do a good job of acting. Many of the actors such as Billy Bibbit did a good job a protracting the shudder that he has. Also the character that plays Chief does explain the kind of person he is. The actors of the movie made the movie much more enjoyable. The plot of the movie made the movie more enjoyable for me. I like how the movie showed the way the ward ran at the start and then after McMurphy came to the ward. Also the chain of events that happened to lead up the ending. Also, the movie has a very good ending scene. Chief used that control panel that no one else could life to break the window and escape out of the ward. This shows us that he was capable the whole time, now after McMurphy convinced him he was strong enough. This explained the beginning of the movie were Chief was small.
CW 5 months ago
I am giving a 3 out of 5 star rating for the 1975 movie production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest produced by Milos Forman based on the actor's, movie vs. film comparison, and the plot of the movie. Jack Nicholson was a distinguished actor that gave an outstanding performance throughout the novel. Although I was not too familiar with the other actors and actresses in the movie, I believe they still did a fantastic job. But, there was characters in the novel that did not have actors in the movie. Between the movie and the novel, there was a lot of the events in the novel that were left out in the movie. For example, the character Rawler the Squawler was present in the novel in which he committed suicide. In the movie, the character was completely omitted. Not only are there characters missing, but the plot of the movie is changed as well. In the novel, there are events that never become present in the movie; not only that, but there are events that were completely manipulated into something different, really taking the meaning out of the scene. With these three reasons, this is why I rate this movie a 3 out of 5 stars.
JessicaWinch3863 5 months ago
The 1975 film, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” produced by Milos Forman receives a 4 out of 5 rating in my opinion based upon the characters, the plot, and a comparison between the novel and film. This film shows actual conditions of insane asylums during this time in age, both the film and novel portray many different inhumane practices and conditions throughout the story. Although, there is a slight difference between the novel and film based upon the plot and other factors. First, Jack Nicholson does a phenomenal job playing the character of R.P. McMurphy also known as, Mack. I feel Nicholson is a great fit for this character because he’s a perfect match to the McMurphy character because, of his rebellious personality and rugged, “cocky” features. Some other actors that I felt matched the characters were, Will Sampson playing as Chief Bromden and Sydney Lassick as Cheswick. These actors were also a very well fit to the characters based upon the personalities of the characters described throughout the novel. Secondly, the plot of film matched the novel fairly well. There were some key events that the film leaves out. Such as, Cheswick does not commit suicide throughout the film but does in the novel. Also, Rawler & Squawler is not mentioned throughout the film. There are many small scenes that are missed throughout the film as well. Such as, the Dr. Spivey did not attend the fishing trip either did Chief Bromden during the film. Overall the film seemed to “play out well” and did make sense based on the plot. Lastly, like described above the there were small scenes and some bigger that were not mentioned throughout the film but were in the novel. Such as, Cheswick does not commit suicide during the film. Chief Bromden and Dr. Spivey do not attend the fishing trip. And Rawler the Squalwer is not mentioned throughout the film.
Anonymous 5 months ago
The movie was great. I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flying for the Cuckoo’s Nest Ken Kesey’s book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was written in 1962 to tell how the treatments, in the mental hospitals, were inhumane. In 1975, the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, directed by Milos Forman, which actually shows what the treatments and conditions were like in the mental hospitals during the 1960’s. The differences between the two plot lines vary tremendously making watching the movie after the book quite confusing. I would rate the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” a four out of five based on the plot line, characters portrayed in the movie and the fact it is based on true events. The plot line in the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is similar but in many ways no the same as the novel. In the beginning of the novel R.P. McMurphy, Mack, is not on the ward, but in the movie the story starts when Mack comes on the ward for the first time. Throughout the movie many characteristics, from the book, change. In the novel Chief Bromden is the narrator, but in the movie the story line is told in mostly Mack’s point of view. Reading the novel before watching the movie may confuse some people and keep them feeling puzzled, but understanding the reason the movie was made will clear the mixed emotions a person may have. In order for a plot to be formed, a cast of actors and actresses are needed to portray the characters from the novel. In the novel the main characters are Nurse Ratched, Chief Bromden, and R.P. McMurchy (Mack). Louise Fletcher plays Nurse Ratched in the movie. Nurse Ratched, “Big Nurse”, is the main nurse on the ward; she’s a mean hard headed woman who likes things to run one way and that way only. Nurse Ratched and Mack do not get along well in the novel or the movie; the two constantly bicker for control of the ward. Mack, played by Jack Nicholson, is a character who needs to be on top and if he isn’t he will bring everyone down just to get there. Jack Nicholson plays the role of Mack almost flawlessly. In a ward, many treatments are used to try and cure the patients’ and everything that is shown in the movie was present during this time in the wards.   The use of electric shock therapy during the 1960’s was very common. Many doctors and physicians believed that an electric shock to the temple area of the head would cure the mental illness the patient may be suffering from. The author of the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey, worked on the graveyard shift of a mental hospital and witnessed the ways the institute worked. Kesey voluntarily took the drugs the patients took which were Mescaline and LSD; he called this Project MKUltra. The drugs helped the patients find their “human mind” which doctors said would help them become cured. The movie shows the treatments and how mental hospitals all around the country were treating their patients which changed the nation in many ways. The movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest shows a great deal of the miss treatments of mentally ill patients by doctors and other physicians during the 1960’s. Giving the movie a four out of five rating would be appropriate when considering the plot line, actors portrayed in the movie and that it was based on a true story. I would recommend anyone to watch this movie to show how life in the mental institutions was like.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently watched the movie “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” and really enjoyed it. I give the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” a 5 star rating because it’s a really funny movie and I enjoyed the actors. The book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was good to read and I recommend you to read it before watching the movie. The Author of the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was Ken Kessey which was published in 1962.The Movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was produced by Miles Foremen. The book/movie is about a guy named McMurphy gets put into this asylum. McMurphy has a rival in Nurse Ratched who makes McMurphy mad because she game him electroshock therapy. McMurphy is a very funny actor and the story of the book/movie is great. I think that the actors, plot and genre are what make a movie exciting. I thought they chose really amazing actors to play in the 1975 film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. I thought they chose the wrong actor to play Nurse Rached because she looked and acted nicer than she was in the book. In the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Nurse Ratched seemed like she was yelling at McMurphy but in the movie Nurse Ratcheds always calm about the conversations with McMurphy. If there weren’t any skilled actors then the plot in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” would be boring. I thought the plot of the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was excellent. I thought the story was awesome because I liked the fact that McMurphy is normal and fights with Nurse Ratched. I also like how the movie followed the book so well. McMurphy is in this mental institution because he was acting like he was crazy and fights with Nurse Rached because she thinks she can help him with his illness. Do to the light hearted nature of the plot this movie is a comedy. The genre of the movie “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s nest” is a comedy and based on a true story. I think Chief is the funniest actor in the movie. I think Chief is the funniest because while they are playing basketball Chief makes a shot and they get excited. Then on defense the black janitors made the shot but Chief grabs the net and hits the ball out and I thought that was funny. The genre is one of the 3 things you look forward to in a movie. Throughout the movie it consists of funny actors, a twisting plot and the genre is an excellent comedy. I recommend you to read the book One Flew over the Cuckoo’s nest, then watch the movie . It contains funny actors, excellent plot and a funny genre; this movie will knock your socks off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Cuckoo Hits the Heart Flying Over the Nest The film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” by Milos Foreman, came out in 1975 based on the book by Ken Kesey in 1962. Both the movie and the are book based on a true story of history and how one person can change the perception of perfection to reality in the setting of a mental hospital. This version of the movie would receive a rating of four out of five stars, based on the genre, actors and the ending. The first criteria I used to evaluate the film was by the genre. I feel the film is a dramatic comedy. An example would be shown through how RP McMurphy uses sarcasm to drag out a conversations and work against the head nurse. I also believe it is part comedy because of the humorous actions. These are shown through the characters Martini and Cheswick react to people's responses. The second criteria I used to evaluate the film was the actors. I feel if film doesn't contain decent actors the movie shall not be made. This movie on the other hand contains some decent acting done by Jack Nicholson who plays R.P. McMurphy. Just the way that Nicholson portrayed himself made the movie better. Since Nicholson provided eccentric acting it made the ending of the movie splendid. The third piece of criteria I used to evaluate the film was the ending. A movie with a terrible ending makes you furious! You become upset and want to cry. Here in the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” this is not the case. The movies’ ending was very touching and meaningful. I believe you will enjoy it and wish there was a sequel. So, if you're looking for a movie with a unordinary of genre with a twist on the characters, and a beautiful ending then there’s your next assignment! Go ahead I know you want to, get to it. Do the deed, learn a few life lessons and enjoy! This movie would be a fantastic movie for people in the age group of fifteen and up to give them a little history lesson. This version of the movie would receive a rating of four out of five stars, based on the genre, actors and the ending.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Will Wring That Birdy’s Neck. The film,”One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” came out in 1975 produced by Milos Foreman. The book came out in 1962 written by Ken Kesey. The movie “ One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, is a terrible movie because it did not coincide with my thoughts of how the movie should have went. The movie deserves a .5 out of 5 stars because of the actors, how close it follows the book, and that it needs a remake. The characters that I had thought would play the roles perfectly were not included in the movie. The characters chosen for the movie were ultimately not what I had expected. I imagined Neal McDonough playing McMurphy and Meryl Streep playing Nurse Ratched. The characters chosen played the roles well, but didn’t look the roles. McMurphy didn’t have; red hair, tattoos, or huge muscles. The movie probably would have been quite long had they followed the book exactly. The movie doesn’t follow the book as closely as one would like, although we know it would call for a very long movie. There were things that didn’t match up correctly and they would have to make the movie different otherwise it would have been a long movie. At the end of the book McMurphy choked Nurse Ratched just like the movie, except the times were different and it threw me for a loop, so I at first was not aware of what was going to happen. When McMurphy stole the boat, the people were not doing some of the things that they had done in the book which made the whole thing different. I don’t believe they had the technology to do some of the things that they had to do maybe so thats why it didn’t follow the book to a tee. This movie needs a remake, one that has all the elements, possibly in a shortened time period. The graphics were a little off, the noises were still made when Washington knocked McMurphy over the head. Some of the things like the blood that covered Billy Bibbit seemed too shiny making it look quite fake. A newer version would have much better graphics which would indeed enhance the movie, making it substantially better to watch. They could also update the characters and make them all seem and fit the parts they would play. If the movie is to have higher ratings this is what it needs to have done to better keep the viewer involved; change the actors, follow the book closer, and present it in a new and improved format.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would rate the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Milos Forman a 3 out of 5 stars based on the actors who were in the movie, the plot, and how old it is. The first topic I choose to rate this movie was the actors in the movie. I believe that the actors in this movie were decent because the played there roles well. Before I watched the movie I read the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and I pictured some of the characters in my mind somewhat different than they actually were in the movie. Out of all three of my main points that I am grading this movie on I would say the actor’s category would be one of the best that fit with what I thought it would be like. After judging the characters in the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” I thought I would take a look at the plot of this movie because without a plot the characters would have nothing to go off of.  My next topic I picked to rate this movie was the plot of the movie. The main reason why I have picked the plot of this movie is because I had read the book before I had watched the movie therefor I wanted to somewhat judge it of the book. I think it is interesting on how much the book and the movie were the same and was different. I believe that the movie should have had much more detail into it like the book had. The book had a lot of small details into it that made it more exciting. I think that the book kept you intrigued with reading it and the movie was kind of slow and boring at some points especially in the beginning of the movie. The plot in the movie got better as the end of the movie came up. I think that looking at the plot and the characters in this movie which are both pretty major parts of judging a movie I would say. This brings me to judge something a little simpler such as how old this movie is which could change my overall rating a little because of this.  The Movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Michael Douglas came out on November 19, 1975 which means that this in fact is an old movie. The fact that this is an old movie makes a difference on how we rate it I believe. Being an old movie means that the setting or plot is not going to be as exciting or powerful such as action scenes as movies from our time now are going to be. Also because this is an older movie it won’t have as good of graphics or camera shots as the movies we have today.  In conclusion i gave this movie a 3 out of 5 based on the three points I have gave above, Actors, Plot, and how old this movie is. I feel these three points make a movie better because without good actors you would not like the movie and without a good plot line you would not like the movie as well. I picked the point of addressing how old this movie is because of the fact that it could change your rating a little. Over all this movie is not all that terrible but it is just not to exciting and over all the book is more detailed and exiting then the movie is. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the movie tries to tell people to seek freedom. And it is difficult to make the dream to come true. But if you give up, the dream just is a dream. You can achieve success only through your hard work. McMurphy likes freedom, he overcome the difficult to get success. Whatever the ending, he is a worthy person for us to learn from. These are the movie want to tell us, freedom, dream and hard work. Different people have different idea. I like the book better. So I think before you watch the movie, you can read the novel first. But the movie also has some good actors and significances. The movie let me know you will never succeed unless you work hard. .
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There are not enough stars to rate this film. It is a powerful film in which Jack Nicholson plays a man sent for evaluation at the state mental hospital. In a ton of events that show him trying to show the other boys in the hospital who to live life to the fullest, tragety strikes. This film means a lot to me since I have been in a mental ward of a hospital and I had a hard task watching it for the first time.
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when i first saw this movie i thought it would be a boring movie then when i was watching it it was a very dramatic, and sad movie . but overall it was a great movie those out there that hasn't watched it yet go and get it1
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